Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt and her husband photographer Mark Peterson are featured in a joint commission for the New York Times Magazine story “Kingdom Come” about the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. You can view the photographs on the website here.
Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt’s photographs are featured in the exhibit Callahan to Warhol at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Her work is presented alongside some icons of photo history including Bernice Abbot and Harry Callahan. The exhibition runs August 19–November 30, 2014.
Yvonne Frederick (BFA-Studio Art/BA-Art History) has been awarded an ODU Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Yvonne’s research project is an expansion of the paper she presented at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on identifying Matthew in Caravaggio’s painting Calling of Saint Matthew, which she plans to transform into her Senior Thesis in the fall. Congratulations!
The work of Assistant Professor of Painting Ramon Bofill is being presented in a solo exhibition at Norfolk’s Nobile & Amundsen. The installation exhibition, Archetypes and The Uncarved Block, will be shown April 5–May 10, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 6:00–9:00 pm. Bofill’s work “references both Jung’s concept of primordial archetypal patterns and Lao Tzu’s “uncarved block”, a Taoist metaphor for a primordial state of being one returns to.” His pieces use “repurposed fabrics and traditional painting media result in hybrid surfaces that are a mixture of painting, tapestry and sculpture.”
The Art Department is pleased to announce the recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2014 academic year. The awards are determined by the faculty of the Art Department during an annual competition. Congratulations to all the awardees!
Ralph S. and Charlotte Margolius Scholarship
The Helen and Richard Parker Scholarship Endowment in Art History
The Robert A. McCullough Endowed Prize for Graphic Design
Anna Patricia Tobias
Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
The Lorraine ’78 ’83 and Dr. H. William Fink ’34 Art Scholarship in Honor of Ken Daley
The Harvey Ronald Saunders Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Chales K. Sibley Art Scholarship
The Daniel E. Frank Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Blacksmithing and Metalwork
The Art Department field trip to Washington DC will be Saturday, April 5! Sign up now in the Art Office! Tickets are $25 per person. We will depart ODU at 7:00 a.m. from the Visual Arts Building—the visitor parking lot is recommended for all-day parking on Saturday. Arrival in Washington we be approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum on the south side of the Mall. Departure is at 6:00 p.m., arriving at campus at around 9:15 p.m. Students may bring food on the bus, and there is a restroom on the bus as well. A list of exhibition highlights will be provided for participants upon departure from ODU. Students may choose to tour museums with participating faculty.
Deadline to sign up is Thursday, APRIL 3!
Streetscapes, a series of short videos by students in this semester’s Experimental Video Class, are screening now on Granby Street. Associate Professor of Sculpture Peter Eudenbach is instructing the course. Over the past few weeks, short videos have also been screened by glass artists from the Chrysler Glass Studio, and students from the Governor’s School for the Arts. The storefront at 733 Granby was generously made available by Bob from Bob’s Gun Shop.
ODU students in the current series are: Jasmine Battle, Samantha Frazier, Katie Hayes, Jeff Henderson, Stephanie Lipuma, Kari Miles, Anthony Miralles, Cody Simmons, Chris Smith, and Samuel Winters.